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Jump to navigation Jump to search A periodontal examination is a clinical examination of the periodontium gums. It is routinely carried out in dentistry and allied specialties. Many different techniques are used around the world. It has a ball end of diameter 0. Another colored band at 8.

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Jump to navigation Jump to search A periodontal examination is a clinical examination of the periodontium gums. It is routinely carried out in dentistry and allied specialties.

Many different techniques are used around the world. It has a ball end of diameter 0. Another colored band at 8. The CPITN was intended to provide a global standard for clinical practise and research, but several different periodontal screening tools were adapted from it. All these methods use the WHO probe. It is a screening tool which is used to quickly obtain a rough picture of the periodontal condition and treatment needs of an individual, but it does not provide an exact periodontal diagnosis.

Wisdom teeth are not included because pericoronitis and tooth impaction may cause isolated periodontal defects which do not represent the general periodontal condition of the rest of the mouth. At least 2 teeth must be present in a sextant for it to be scored. If only 1 tooth is present in a sextant, the tooth is included in the adjoining sextant. The BPE is usually recorded in a table of six boxes see diagram.

The scoring is as follows: Code.

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Proper use of the periodontal probe is necessary to maintain accuracy. The tip of the instrument is placed with light pressure of grams [1] into the gingival sulcus , which is an area of potential space between a tooth and the surrounding tissue. It is important to keep the periodontal probe parallel to the contours of the root of the tooth and to insert the probe down to the base of the pocket. The first marking visible above the pocket indicates the measurement of the pocket depth.

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